Before/After for Wavies

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I did a search, but I couldn't find any before/after threads just for us wavies. Anybody interested in sharing your pics?
2aM/Fii
Medium texture with some fine mixed in, high porosity, lowish elasticity, normal thickness, comfy dewpoints, short hair, weak wave pattern.
Brand new to Naturally Curly
Heidi and I both just shared ours in other posts. I can repost here if we are starting a whole new thread. Just let me know!
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
Hi there. I did see your thread (great pics!) but I didn't see a thread with a lot of people thowing their before/afters in. I could have missed it, though.
2aM/Fii
Medium texture with some fine mixed in, high porosity, lowish elasticity, normal thickness, comfy dewpoints, short hair, weak wave pattern.
Brand new to Naturally Curly
Okay. I'll play!

My hair forever-NATURALLY!


Hair went wavy 7/1/2010


Now, 8/28/2010
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I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
Here's a random progression for my hair. The first pic is when I first started mod CG in November 2009.
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Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
These are before:





This is before, but when I realized I had more potential:



Once I started in Feb:





A few weeks ago:



This was last Friday:



Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Wow, Plunkybug! Major change there. I was hoping you'd post B&A's. I've been wondering what your hair looked like pre-CG.
Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.

A few weeks ago:



This was last Friday:

Originally Posted by plunkybug
Holy Hell! (sorry, language, but wow). You're giving me hope. I'm off to read your hair bio.. I hope it tells me exactly what you did to go from light save to full on curl!
Here are mine, after two months of CG. There may still be room for imporvement but if not, that's just fine.
Most of my pre-CG hair didn't look quite like this, the shampoo/conditioner combo I'd been using didn't agree with my hair at all. It did inspire be to get back on the CG wagon though .
Before June 24th:

And Today:
Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.

A few weeks ago:



This was last Friday:

Originally Posted by plunkybug
Holy Hell! (sorry, language, but wow). You're giving me hope. I'm off to read your hair bio.. I hope it tells me exactly what you did to go from light save to full on curl!
Originally Posted by LongDarkWavyHair
Biggest helpers to me are diffusing (mostly upside down), semi super soaking, and smasters consistently awesome hair technique.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

WOW, I can't believe what a change you've all had! I can't imagine my hair doing anything like that.
2aM/Fii
Medium texture with some fine mixed in, high porosity, lowish elasticity, normal thickness, comfy dewpoints, short hair, weak wave pattern.
Brand new to Naturally Curly
It should be noted that previous to CG/mod-CG that I was a wash and go gal. I didn't really use any products or style it much. Styling for me was combing and airdrying...sometimes braiding it or putting in a bun or ponytail or leaving hair exactly as it came out of the towel turban for curl and wave enhancement, even if it meant being a little messy. I did try to do deep treatments every once in a while but I don't know if I every really saw any benefit, and I probably didn't do them often enough...and I certainly never knew the difference with PT and DT. My success lately, it seems is more about technique and less about the products. I have very similar hair now to that last pic, and I used totally different products in the shower and out. I think the products and more frequent treatments have helped, but it's the styling that has been the best/biggest change for me.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Ooohhh here are mine

This is before


This is a week or 2 in I think


This is mid July
Mod CG since 4/10
Products being used ATM
Wash: KCCC, CJDF, AOGPB
Rinseout:: Tresemme Naturals
Moisturizing and Volume, Yes to Cucumbers
LI: Giovanni DLI, KCKT
DT: CJH&BDF, CJCR
Every Day Stylers: KCCC, AOMM, Biotera Curl Cream, CJCCCC-Lite, CJCIAB, CJCQ, LALGs
You all have gorgeous hair and give me such encouragement that mine can get better over time!!
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! Here's my before and after shots and progression from colored hair to natural: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, latest & mostly natural silver.
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2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


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Last edited by ewenique; 09-02-2010 at 08:26 PM.
Here's my before pic from 2001.
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2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


Unique and Useful gifts & accessories
www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com and www.EweniqueEssentials.etsy.com

Last edited by ewenique; 09-02-2010 at 08:35 PM.






Quite the journey!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG


Last edited by asianrunner; 09-02-2010 at 08:42 PM.
Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! Here's my before and after shots and progression from colored hair to natural: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, latest & mostly natural silver.
Originally Posted by ewenique

I don't have a camera anymore, but ewenique, my hair (conditioned and styled with gel) looks a lot like yours. About the same length now, too. But dark red brown from henna.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
I didn't realize how much my hair has changed since I've gone the modified CG route until I decided to post before and after pics. : ) I suppose the reason is that although my hair really hasn't gotten much curlier, it's just more consistent than it used to me. I used to have a lot of blah days with loose waves, and sometimes, in extreme humidity, defined waves/curls. To be fair, I've posted pictures of me in the middle of the summer of 2007 and 2008 and one in April 2009. I have better luck with my hair in the summer, for sure, and spring is always better than winter.

The last two pictures were taken today after 6 months of being modified CG. It's a humid day in Philadelphia with a dew point of 69 degrees and 67% humidity. We're about to get some rain, and my curls go nuts with this weather. So, today is an example of a reaching curl-limit day in terms of definition and volume. FYI - I washed my hair last night, styled and let it air dry. I pineappled overnight then spritzed some water on and added some more styling products.
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Fia: 2b-2c/Fine-Medium/iii (Thick)
Low-Poo: Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo, Shampoo bars
Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh, CJ Daily Fix, CFT Creamy Curl Cleanser
Rinse-out: Trader Joe's Nourish, GFTN, Aubrey Organics GPB
Leave-in/Curl Creme: Marie Dean Curly Styling Creme
Gel: BRHG, homemade FSG, CJ Curl Queen, Deva AnGel
Hair likes: Protein, FSG, high dewpoints
Hair dislikes: coconut oil on dry hair
Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! .
Originally Posted by ewenique
Thank you! Did you let your gray grow in slowly? I colored my hair for a few years (starting at about 28 when the temples really started to gray) and then when I decided it was not for me I did a BC and started over. It was hard because I was only 31 and it made me feel old at first, but now I love it .
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Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.

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